Life for this particular concept started out in a creative workshop where smart's designers were asked to conceptualize what the successor of the firm's original fortwo city car might look like. Working up from ideas to blueprints, and then quarter scale clay models before crafting a fully operational example, the crosstown gained many new and unique features. It was decided by officials that smart would use this fortwo 'experiment' as a show car, and work began on the full-size version earlier this year.
By comparison, it's only slightly larger than the fortwo, which is 2.50 m (98.4 inches) long. The crosstown, like most other smarts is a tiny vehicle, working to further the reputation of the company as a leader in micro cars. At 2.68 meters (105.5 inches) in length, with a 1.90 meter (74.8 inch) long wheelbase and equal width and height of 1.58 meters (62.2 inches), the crosstown is perfect for traffic-logged city centres. By comparison, it's only slightly larger than the fortwo, which is 2.50 m (98.4 inches) long, with a wheelbase of 1.81 m (71.3 inches), a width of 1.51 (59.4 inches) and a height of 1.55 m (61.0 inches). Miniscule overhangs of 40 cm (15.7 inches) up front and 39 cm (15.4 inches) in back would make the crosstown an easy vehicle to park.
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